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Apr 02, 2014, 06:49 PM
soupy4334
plaster repair
I have a badly cracked plaster ceiling that had been covered for many years by a drop ceiling. We took down the ceiling to gain a foot of height.is it ok to cover plaster with drywall? Not sure how fix my mess in a cost effective way. Any advice would be greartly appreciated.
Soupy4334
Apr 02, 2014, 07:55 PM
Jaybee
You need to remove any loose plaster and cut out any that is hanging below the rest. Or, add some furring strips so that you have a consistently level surface to install drywall.

Once you have a level surface to install new drywall, you can do this to cover up all the old plaster.


Jaybee
Apr 03, 2014, 02:58 PM
soupy4334
Thank you, i had not considered usinng furring strips, but I am glad now that i kept them.